The RTS award-winning – and 2019 BAFTA nominated – documentary series is back with its 18th series on Channel 4.

The hospital has one of the busiest A&E departments in Britain – under more pressure than ever. It’s a place where stories of life, love and loss unfold every day.

During this episode – Call of duty – we see the stories of three patients during one 24 hour period.

58 year old Jahan is brought to A&E suffering from severe chest pains. Doctors are concerned that he may be having a heart attack. As his devoted daughter Mara rushes to be by his side, she reveals that Jahan is originally from Iran and talks about how his experience fighting in the Iranian Revolution had a profound effect on the rest of his life.

92 year old Arthur is rushed to A&E after he fell and hit his head at his care home. Doctors are concerned he may have a bleed on the brain and quickly send him for a CT scan. As his granddaughter arrives at his bedside, the medical team are still awaiting the results which will reveal whether or not he has suffered any serious brain damage.

In the urgent care centre, 59 year old Behrooz is waiting with his long time friend Sima after having difficulty speaking. As they wait to be seen, Behrooz reveals that he is also from Iran and talks about how he managed to get on the last plane out before the Revolution, an experience which strongly shaped his outlook on life.

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